Monday, September 05, 2016

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Building Collapse in Tel Aviv, Australian Teenage Jihadi fails - Jewish News Skim Sept 5, Elul 2

Avoid the SHTUSS yet be an informed smart Jew while standing on one leg!  Here’s the news being talked about by Jews today…

Today’s Skim of the News for Jews – Be a Smart Aleck!

image- Building Collapse in Tel Aviv, 20 injured, 2 still trapped underneath.  For unclear reasons, either a crane collapse or a tractor driving over an unsecured area, a 4 story building and construction site collapsed in Tel Aviv.  “Several levels of the building collapsed. There’s still a danger of further collapse.”  The incident took place on the corner of Habarzel and Hanehoshet streets in Tel Aviv’s Ramat Hahayal neighborhood.  Reports said the collapse was likely due to structural failure after a tractor drove across the structure’s upper story, though earlier assessments attributed it to the fall of a construction crane,

- Attempted Terror Attack by Car Ramming in Jerusalem results in 2 dead terrorists, no others injured (thank G-d).  A vehicle leaving the Shuafat neighborhood in east Jerusalem attempted to run over Police and Border Police forces Sunday night.  Forces began the accepted procedure to stop a suspicious vehicle, but the driver refused to slow down. As a result, forces opened fire, killing the terrorist and wounding the passenger.

- Syrian civil war spills over into Israel, Israel fires back.  Following the "spillover firing" of a mortar from Syrian that landed in the Golan Heights, the IDF attacked on Sunday night Syrian army artillery. The shell fired into Israel was part of intra-national Syrian fighting.  The IDF responded by attacking artillery belonging to Syrian regime in the northern Syrian Golan Heights. The IDF stated that it saw the Syrian regime as responsible for the goings-on in its territory and would not tolerate any attempt to harm the State of Israel's sovereignty or the security of its citizens.

- Australian teenage jihadi fails at attempt to Run Over and Behead Police Officer. A teenager plotted to run down and behead a police officer in an Anzac Day terrorist attack in Australia after being “corrupted by lunatic clerics”.  “To the vast majority of the community, it’s unfathomable an 18-year-old boy planned to kill a law enforcement officer, to crash into him with a car and then behead him with a knife.  He had a knife, he had a car, he had a jihad flag, he had the encouragement of S (the British boy), and a mind corrupted by lunatic clerics.  That was all he needed to commit this atrocity, and he was prepared to die trying.”

…and that’s the news of interest to Jews today.     (our skim is ethnically focused, but we’re thrilled for every reader)


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